I’m getting shut down hanging systematically after the green bar finishes. I get a black screen with the words: “acpid exiting”. It hangs there. I see some others have had this problem, and I’ve tried all the things I’ve seen suggested here so far, to no avail. I’m running this on an Acer Travelmate 4001LMi.
I am a newbie and a potential (though uncertain) linux convert, fed up with Microsoft’s market strategy of throwing out insufficiently tested products at exorbitant prices. While I am reasonably computer competent as a user, I am not a technofile or an aficionado. I definitely do NOT want to spend hours tinkering (there are better things to do). Just as I don't need to know the precise thermodynamics of my engine in order to drive my car from A to B, similarly I don't wish to immerse myself in technospeak and unlimited misery just to get my computer in sufficient working order to send an email or set up a spreadsheet without it crashing. I am just a normal, every day user who (perhaps mistakenly) assumes that a computer should make life easier, not more difficult. To me, a kernel is a nut. So my first question to myself was, should I even be thinking about linux?!
But I was attracted by Linux Mint’s stated mission to make it easy and provide everything working out of the box. Imagine my disappointment when on installing I found that Linux Mint does not, in fact, work out of the box. Lots of good things about it and for that, much credit; but if it can’t do something basic like shut down?
Can any kind soul help me out of this in layman’s language? Many thanks.
Last edited by rdh61
on Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:51 am, edited 1 time in total.